12 December 2012

South Africa: Support Bands for Civil Twilight Announced

Civil Twilight will be returning from Nashville this month for a national tour of their latest full-length album "Holy Weather" (which was released in March). Their support acts have been announced as: Gangs of Ballet, Isochronous, and Matthew Mole.

Gangs of Ballet is a Durban band comprising four musicians and friends. Their music, which combines their fresh energy with their musically intriguing melodies and arrangements, has a hauntingly anthemic sound that appeals both to the musically minded as well as to those merely seeking a fun musical experience. Their sound cannot be pinned down to one specific genre, but rather experiments with an eclectic mix of alternative, melodic, anthemic, electronic and dance. Their hit Hello Sweet World is currently number nine on the 5fm Top 40 Chart.

Having recently performed abroad as the support act for German musical icon Marius Müller-Westernhagen; Pretoria based band "Iso" confirmed its status as one of the best live acts in South Africa. The group participated in a 10-show stadium tour, which reported over 140 000 spectators.

Formed in late 2006, this alternative pop rock band quickly elevated into a well-respected group. Since their conception "Iso" has released two albums: debut album "Iso" was distributed by Sony BMG South Africa in 2008 and their second album "Imago" was released and distributed independently in 2010.

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town. His sound has been described as indie with an electronic backbone. In 2011 he released his EP "'You Did Well, Kid", which was a huge success. Later in 2012 he won the Converse Get Out Of The Garage Competition with is hit song You And Your Crown.

Tour dates and line-up for South Africa:

• 20 December: Town Hall, 66 Carr Street, Newtown, Joburg. Line-up: Civil Twilight, Gangs of Ballet. Ticket prices: Pre-sale R125, general admission R175.

• 22 December: "Live" the Venue, 166 Mathews Meyiwa Road, (Stanford Hill Road), Berea , Durban. Line-up: Civil Twilight, Gangs of Ballet, ISOchronous. Ticket prices: Early-bird R60, pre-sale R100, general admission R125.

• 28 December: The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, East City, Cape Town. Line-up: Civil Twilight, Gangs of Ballet, Matthew Mole. Ticket prices: Pre-sale R125, general Admission R175.

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